Q. Will ASIC issue a business name certificate and do I need to display it?
A. There is no legal requirement for us to issue, or businesses to display, certificates of registration. However, in response to customer feedback we will issue a record of registration following registration and each renewal. You do not need to display the record of registration, although you may wish to. You are still required to display the business name.
Q. Where can I go for in-person help to get started?
A. Everything you need to know is available online via our website or through our information line, 1300 300 630 (within Australia) or + 61 3 5177 3988 (outside Australia). You can also pick up an information sheet and get some high level guidance if you visit an Australian Taxation Office service centre or a Business Enterprise Centre.
Q. What if I disagree with the outcome of my application to register a business name?
A. You can seek a review of an ASIC decision by lodging your request within 28 days of being notified of the decision. You should submit a copy of your application. If you are still not satisfied with our decision, you may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for further review.